Research Notes for James N HAYS and Susannah GROGAN:
Susannah: According to tombstone, she was b. 11th/Jun/1811 in Brown Co, OH.
She died in Limestone Co, TX in 1882 and is listed as consort of J N Hays.
J N: Tombstone states that he was b. 1812 and died 1883.
J N and Susannah marriage: LDS site shows that this couple was married in Brown Co, OH.
J N and Susannah known children: Edmund C b. abt 1834 IN, Elizabeth b. abt 1836 IL,
James Thomas b. abt 1838 IL, Mary M. b. abt 1840 IN, Elmus F b. abt 1848 IN, and
Gilly b. abt 1850 IN. These facts from the 1850 census below.
Parke Co, IN 1850 Census:
Family # 1090 Hays, James N. 38 M Blacksmith VA
Susannah 39 F OH
Edmund C 16 M IN.
Cousray, Sarah M. 1 F IN
Hays, Elizabeth 14 F IL
James T 12 M IL
Mary M 10 F IN
Elmus F 2 M IN
Gilly 2/12 F IN
Straight, Elmus 26 M Blacksmithh VA
Pedegrue, James 16 M IN
Land Transactions of Wetzel Co. (originally part of Tyler Co) WV:
5th/Apr/1855--Jos McCaskey to James N Hayes
21/Oct/1859--James N Hayes & Susannah to Richard Anderson, brother-in-law of JN.
A birth record for an unnamed baby girl was found in 1856 in Wetzel Co, WV to JN and
Civil war records place James Thomas Hays enlisting in Co. B, 1st Spec. Battalion (Wheat's)
LA. Inf. Enlisted 25th/Apr/1861 in New Orleans. Rolls from June to Dec. 1861. Present.
Family records show James Thomas Hays marries Bettie Elizabeth Kindred in Wilson Co, TN
Abt. 1864 JT and Bettie have Cora L. TN
Abt. 1865 JT and Bettie have Sallie TN
1867 James T and Bettie have Nute (Nate?) MS.
JT's sister Mary M Hays marries Adam Shriver in Wilkinson, MS 24th/Feb/1867 (LDS
records). Speculation: JT and Bettie were in MS for the wedding, Nute was born and
then they went back to Wilson Co, TN.
1870 Speculation: I think that JT and Bettie had child Jas Y Hays Feb. They moved to
Limestone Co, TX right after birth of Jas. According to Mortality Schedule of Limestone
Co, TX 1870, Jas Y Hays, b. TN, 1 mo, W, M, S, died March, of fever. We know JT and
Bettie were there by census time.
1870 Limestone Co, TX Census, Eataw D. 48 W. Page 149
Hays, Isaac T 33 M W Blacksmith IL
Bettie 35 F W Keeping House TN
Cora L 7 F W At Home TN
Sallie 5 F W At Home TN
Nute 3 M W At Home MS
1870-1880 Nute probably died as he is not in the 1880 census.
1872 Benjamin Franklin b. TX
1875 Thomas S Hays b. TX
1878 Sallie S Hays d. 8/19/1878 in Limestone Co, TX buried Horn Hill Cemetary
1879 Alva Hays b. TX
1880 Alva Hays, family # 136, age 1 yr, M, W, S, b TX, father b IL, mother b. TN, d.
Feb. of membranous croup, Physician J H McCain.
1880 Limestone Co, TX Census
Hays, James T W M 41 Blksmith IL VA OH
Bettie W F 35 Wife TN TN TN
Cora L W F 16 Daug TN IL TN
Frank B W M 8 Son TX IL TN
Thomas S W M 5 Son TX IL TN
1882 Susannah Hays dies and is buried in the Bennett-Lenoir Cemetary in Limestone Co, TX
1883 James N Hays dies and is buried in the Bennett-Lenoir Cemetary in Limestone Co, TX
1883-1885 James T and Bettie move to Garland, Dallas Co, TX
1886 James T and Bettie have son Joseph M. Hays.
1890 James T and Bettie have son Jeff D Hays
JT and Bettie are in 1890, 1900, and 1920 census.
1897 Benjamin Franklin Hays marries Catherine "Kate" Taylor in Kaufman Co. 7th/Feb/1897.
Ceremony performed by Pastor W B Patterson, Methodist Episcopal Church South.
1920 James T dies in Garland, Dallas Co, TX.